Rawlings shuts down office for 14 days over Covid-19 spread

The office of former president Jerry John Rawlings has been closed, with immediate effect. “The closure is due to the unfortunate spread of the Covid-19 virus,” a statement issued by the Communications Director of the Office of JJ Rawlings, Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, said. “The decision which is aimed at protecting staff and potential visitors will be reviewed after two weeks.” This comes in the wake of increasing pressure on many state institutions to close down. Already, institutions including the Ministry of Finance have shut down due to some staff testing positive for Covid-19. Some public officers have also proceeded on self-isolation as a result of the spread of the virus. Among these are Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Mr Rawlings urged Ghanaians to be mindful of their “personal discipline and care as we work to combat the disease”. He called on all to wear their face masks, maintain appropriate social distancing, cough etiquette and general hygiene protocols. But members of the public who wish to urgently contact his office can do so online, the statement concluded. Source: 3news.com|Ghana   ]]>

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